Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Panini Classics NFL blaster (Hour 5)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Panini Classics NFL (blaster)
The cost:
$15 (Click here for hobby)

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Buzz Poll: Assess the 2016 NFL season with our latest questions


The regular season is now over in the NFL and that means one thing — we now have final stats.

Ok, ok … it also means the playoffs.

But for many rookies and players who are important in the hobby and may not be playing this weekend, those final stats are one way to assess whether we should continue to sink our dollars into their cards. Two rookies of note in 2016, Dallas’ Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, will still be playing and they lead off our first of 13 Buzz Poll questions all about the NFL this year.

Keep reading to answer the rest of our questions …

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Gallery: 2016 Panini Impeccable football cards


We’re less than a week away from the latest high-end football card brand from Panini America and it’s one that looks like it has a pretty high standard.

One might call it impeccable.

The brand is 2016 Panini Impeccable and it will pack some serious punch with metal cards, autographed memorabilia cards and standard autographs — and plenty of on-card autographs.

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Sunday Night Superstars: Week 2 standouts include Cam Newton, Corey Coleman & plenty more


The end result was the same old, same old for the Cleveland Browns, but how they got there wasn’t the same.

The quarterback looked good in the first half, the running game looked decent and rookie Corey Coleman made it look impressive early on. The rookie out of Baylor had only five catches, but they went for 104 yards and two touchdowns before the Browns browned as usual. Last week Coleman had just two catches but one was for 58 yards as part of a 69-yard day so we have seen so far that this former Baylor standout will be a receiver to watch this year when it comes to big plays that translate into big attention on cardboard.

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Keep reading for more guys who generated some buzz on the field this week.

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Sunday Night Superstars: Week 1 standouts include Andrew Luck, Willie Snead, Spencer Ware & more


Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders appear to be a bit more powerful this season with an offensive attack that can spar with the best of them.

You know, like Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.

The Raiders marched down the field late in the fourth to take a lead and survive 35-34 thanks to a missed field goal form the Saints, but Carr’s 24-for-38 day with 319 yards passing and a touchdown — as well as Amari Cooper‘s six-catch 137-yard day — should give collectors hope. Some lesser-known names got the scores on Sunday (Perhaps Panini Instant will be the first home for a Jalen Richard Rookie Card after his first carry went for a 75-yard TD?) but these two collector favorites will likely get the attention if this is the Raiders’ year to rebound well.

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Keep reading for more guys who generated some buzz on the field this week.

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Gallery: Signing scenes at NFLPA Rookie Premiere (updated)

The NFLPA Rookie Premiere is here and that means more than 40 newly drafted NFL players are already signing, signing and signing some more before donning their pro uniforms for trading cards.

Among those who have signed so far is Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry, who just might have the most-dynamic autograph of the bunch.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Score football cards (blaster box)

2016scoreFBblaster.jpgFrom time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and post the results here. Like this and want to see more? Or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at

The box: 2016 Score football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:

2016-score-Kenyan-DrakePacks per box:
Cards per pack: 11
Cards in this box: 132
Base set completion: 
88 of 440 (20 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards: Todd Gurley, Adrian Peterson, Julio Jones.

Rookie Cards (33) – Notables include Jared Goff, Connor Cook, Will Fuller, Kenyan Drake, Paxton Lynch, Braxton Miller.

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Real-time recap: Buzz’s take on 2016 NFL Draft picks’ cardboard potential


Jared Goff is your No. 1 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and Panini America has revealed his first football card online to be found on its Gridiron digital card app soon.

Buzz will add all players drafted to this thread as the first round goes on just so you can see them all in one spot on samples of their real cardboard already available.

Buzz also will offer his take on the player’s place, too, in a real-time recap.

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SAGE Autographed will pack at least 25 autographs per hobby box

The headline says it all for 2016 SAGE Autographed football cards.

SAGE revealed on Tuesday that it is “adding broader content” while noting that all of the base cards are now printed on premium stock and that there will be 24 standard autographed cards and at least one dual autographed card in every box of this hobby-only brand set to arrive on May 25.

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First Buzz: 2016 SAGE HIT High Series football cards + checklist

Axx-GoffJ-HLAFC2What: 2016 SAGE HIT High Series football cards
Arrives: Late March
Box basics: 12 autographs per 18-pack box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Packing plenty of ink and some big names, the second series of SAGE HIT arrives later this month (and on the heels of the recently released first wave) with many of the players you’ll be seeing on draft day and perhaps some guys you won’t see on cardboard anywhere else.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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First Buzz: 2016 SAGE HIT Low Series football cards

2016sageWhat: 2016 SAGE HIT Low Series football cards
Arrives: Feb. 29
Box basics: 
10 autographs per 18-pack hobby box (16 boxes per case; five cards per pack)

What’s buzz-worthy: The first SAGE football card set of the year comes packing plenty of ink of notable college players and the NFL’s next wave of stars — with no redemptions.

Keep reading for more.

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